Strikers refuse to return to work until factories increase wages
Date: March 3, 2015
Author: Kyaw Phone Kyaw
3,803 workers from factories in Yangon, Myanmar, went on a strike end of January, demanding a K30,000 (USD 28) a month pay increase. After police beatings, arrests and negotiations 2,887 workers have returned to work after accepting a K300 (USD 28 cent) increase a day. Nevertheless around 1,200 workers are still holding ground, and claim further wage increases.